What better month than February to celebrate love at True Connection Communities?

At our Pine Ridge of Plumbrook independent living community in Sterling Heights, MI, love was very much in the air. Couples enjoyed a night of “Dinner for Two” dining, spending some much-needed time outside their apartments to appreciate a lovely, delicious dinner of cabernet-braised boneless beef short rib and shrimp scampi prepared by the talented Chef Steve. To spread the love outside the community, we invited seniors in the area to stop by Pine Ridge of Plumbrook and take home their own Valentine’s Day inspired meal.

Other events celebrating “love” at our communities included fun with couples who answered questions inspired by the gameshow “The Newlywed Game” in front of a live resident audience and a fireside chat with residents and team members who reminisced and shared their own stories of love and life.

In Shelby Township, MI, at our Pine Ridge Villas of Shelby, residents made gorgeous Valentine cards with watercolors at a “Paint and Pinot” event.

Over at our independent living community in Gilbert, Arizona—Verena at Gilbert—Valentine’s Day lasted all weekend. Residents learned how to dance the Cupid Shuffle, enjoyed yummy Cupid Floats made with Vanilla ice cream and Cherry soda, and topped off the holiday with champagne and a love song trivia contest.

The month was not only focused on fun and engaging events but also about celebrating the simple things in life. At our Verena at the Reserve independent living community in Williamsburg, Virginia, resident Dot penned a stunning tribute to her hands:

From childhood, I have used my hands to make things—paper dolls, rag dolls, and numerous art works. These hands have gardened and raised babies. My hands have traveled the world and lived in wonderful places. These hands have cooked many loving and delicious meals. They have caressed and nurtured my loving husband Sam for 60 years. By not using gloves over the years, my hands have not aged well. Now my eyesight is failing, and my hands help me to see. My hands are never idol. My Hands Hold the Wisdom of a Lifetime. -Dot, 2021

True Connection Communities operates a high-quality portfolio of 13 active adult/independent senior living communities, containing over 2,125 apartments and located in seven states, to meet the growing needs of Americans age 55 or older who are seeking an active and engaged lifestyle. True Connection Communities provides an exceptional resident experience by focusing on five key offerings: custom-designed fitness and wellness programs, creative chef-prepared meals made with the freshest seasonal ingredients, social activities uniquely designed for a life on the move, innovative educational programs that promote lifelong learning and personal growth, and state-of-the-art technology that keeps residents in touch with their families, friends, and an evolving world.